Category: Features

Protests in Iran – regime change must come from the people

A woman shows a placard with a photo of of Iranian Mahsa Amini as she attends a protest against her death, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

As protests grow across Iran following the murder of Mahsa Amini, solidarity with the Iranian people is now more important than ever. JANE GREEN assesses the implications of current developments THE grip of the theocratic dictatorship which has been in […]

Iran’s Brutal Crackdown on “Women, Life, Freedom”

The front page of an Iranian newspaper featuring a Kurdish protester who died in police custody. (Fatemeh Bahrami / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Women across Iran have bravely taken to the streets to demand liberation from state repression and justice for Jîna Emînî, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman murdered by the “morality police.” By Azadeh Shahshahani and Yosi Badie SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 Iran’s “morality police” murdered Jîna […]

Justice for Mahsa Amini – World Federation of Democratic Youth WFDY

Mahsa Amini was only 22 years old. On the 15th of September, after being arrested by the so-called “morality police” of the Islamic Republic of Iran for wearing the hijab “wrongly”, she was mistreated and ultimately killed in their custody. […]

As protests rage on, Iran carries out strikes against Kurds in Iraq

Fighters with the Kurdish Komala Party inspect damage Wednesday after an attack on their headquarters in Iraq's Sulaymaniyah province. (Gailan Haji/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

The Washington Post – By Mustafa Salim Updated September 28, 2022 at 4:02 p.m. EDT|Published September 28, 2022 at 11:19 a.m. EDT BAGHDAD — Iran carried out deadly cross-border attacks Wednesday in northern Iraq, targeting the headquarters of three Iranian Kurdish opposition parties […]

Iran: “Protester killings must be urgently investigated by international accountability mechanism” says Amnesty chief

28 September 2022 Amnesty International ’s ongoing investigations into the crackdown on popular protests in Iran has revealed widespread patterns of unlawful use of force and ruthless violence by security forces. These include use of live ammunition, birdshot and other […]

Repeal of all laws that undermine women’s human rights!

DOIW condemns the killing of Mahsa Amini and those who have protested her death in detention Statement of the Democratic Organisation of Iranian Women – 23rd September 2022: Victory to the united struggle of the brave women and men of Iran; […]

Iran: UN experts demand accountability for death of Mahsa Amini, call for end to violence against women

GENEVA (22 September 2022) – UN experts* today strongly condemned the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after her arrest for allegedly failing to comply with Iran’s strict rules on women’s dress by wearing an “improper hijab”. […]

UN experts strongly condemn death of Mahsa Amini, ‘victim of Iran’s sustained repression’

UNICEF/Aslan Arfa A girl wearing her hijab in Iran (File).

22 September 2022 Human Rights UN independent human rights experts on Thursday strongly condemned the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody following her arrest for allegedly failing to comply with Iran’s strict rules on women’s dress, […]

Iran in turmoil over the killing of young woman in “morality police” custody

Protests over the death of Mahsa Amini outside Tehran University on Monday

“The murder of Mahsa Amini is the trigger that has set off an unprecedented massive nationwide protest across Iran”, Jamshid Ahmadi, Assistant General Secretary of CODIR told the Morning Star. “The scale of this protest mobilisation is similar to that […]

Alarm over Iranian woman’s death after ‘improper’ hijab arrest

20 September 2022 The acting High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif, expressed alarm on Tuesday at the death in custody in Iran of a woman after she was detained for wearing an “improper” hijab Mahsa Amini was arrested a week ago by Iran’s […]